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COVID-19 UPDATE

Tuesday 26 April 2022

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Easter greetings to all.

From 12.01am on Friday 29 April 2022 the following will take effect:

Masks

  • No longer mandatory, except in the following settings:
    • on public transport, in taxis and rideshare vehicles and other passenger transport
    • airports
    • hospitals, residential aged care and disability service facilities, and correctional facilities
  • Masks are encouraged where physical distancing is not possible

    Density and capacity limits

    • The 2sqm rule is removed
    • Capacity limits removed for all entertainment venues, stadiums and events

    Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations

    • No longer required to enter venues and businesses
    • Still required to visit hospitals and residential aged care facilities
    • Mandatory workplace vaccination requirements remain in place

    Hospitals

    • Two visitors permitted per patient per day
    • Essential visitors are also allowed at hospitals for compassionate reasons
    • Visitors are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations and wear a mask

    Residential aged care and disability care facilities

    • Two visitors permitted per resident per day
    • Masks must be worn by staff and visitors indoors and outdoors
    • Visitors are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations

    Close contacts

    • Close contacts with no symptoms are not required to isolate for seven (7) days, but must:
      • undertake a daily Rapid Antigen Test
      • wear a mask when leaving the house
      • avoid high-risk settings, including hospitals, healthcare settings, disability and aged care facilities, and correctional facilities
      • work from home, where possible
      • avoid non-essential gatherings and contact with people at risk of severe illness
    • Should also notify their employer/educational facility of their close contact status
    • Close contacts with symptoms must continue to isolate until symptoms resolve and get tested as per existing protocols
    • If a close contact tests positive, they must isolate for a further seven (7) days as per arrangements for positive COVID-19 cases

    COVID Safety and Event Plans

    • No longer mandatory but still encouraged

    I know you will take all care in assessing the situation in your buildings and the circumstances of the community in your local situation.

    We expect many people will continue to wear masks as the daily rate of positive cases remains high.

      Peace
      +Kay
      The Most Reverend Kay Goldsworthy AO | Archbishop

      For more information, visit the WA Government website


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